The Power of the Transformed Wife: Part 2 – Grin and Bear It Silently

by Suzanne TitkemeyerWe're back in chapter 8 'Win Him Without a Word' word salad and Lori says this: Remember, the real fight is not with your husband. Ah yes, that old scapegoat from behaving with personal responsibility - Satan. I'm sure he's out there causing tsunamis and earthquakes, far too busy to make your Mr. Right fail penis first into a strange vagina. Satan gets blamed for a lot of things in this culture that we ourselves willingly do. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Awful Marriage? Submit Harder!?

by one of Lori Alexander poor young deluded readers at The Transformed Wife - Submit YOURSELVES to Your HusbandEditor's note: A rather toxic stew. Duggar worship? Check. Lori worship and groveling? Check. Decision to have no needs, desires or wants? Check. Is being an extra-Biblical Stepford Wife by suppressing every natural urge what Jesus ordered? I don't think so. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Since Women Do All the Housework They Should Stay Home?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Can't Get the Keeper-at-Home Out of WomenEditor's note: Another argument for being only a stay at home wife by Lori. Now she claims that since you're going to be stuck doing all the housework and childcare then you shouldn't add the stress of having a job at all. She has a point, but it's rather hypocritical coming from a woman that used paid household help while being a stay at home wife. Why is it alright for her to have domestic help, but it's wrong for working women to do the same thing? … [Read more...]

The Power of the Transformed Wife: Part 1 Chapter 8 Grin and Bear it Silently

by Suzanne TitkemeyerLast week I neglected to do a review because I was house/pet sitting and accidentally left the book home. Freudian slip perhaps because Chapter 8 is possibly the most toxic idea in both the book and Quiverfull. It's titled 'Win Him Without a Word'.The idea that if your husband is not perfect that the best way to change him is to submit as hard as you can, behave like Jesus with a vagina and God will honor that by convicting your sinning husband of his sinning sinning ways before changing him into the Good Christian Man of your dreams on that white horse swooping in to make you the Queen of his life. Fulfilling all your inner unrealistic daydreams and wishes. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Older Women Teaching Submission?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Why Don't Women's Bible Studies Teach Godly Submission?Editor's note: Another pile of self-justifications for her ministry of hectoring younger women into doing it her way. She's starting to get dull and repeat herself quite a lot lately. … [Read more...]

The Power of the Transformed Woman – Chapter 5 – Smile, Cook and Put Out?

by Suzanne TitkemeyerWe left Lori Alexander last time proclaiming that men were God on earth and trying to shame those that have plastic surgery. Quite the strange juxtaposition!This chapter is named 'What Submission Looks Like' and she starts out by describing her own personal original ideas of submission that failed her so miserably. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Examining the Toxic Theology of ‘The Transformed Wife’

by "Dave" - a commenter on Lori Alexander's book website explaining why women are evil rebels going to hell.Editor's note: Not linking directly to Lori's site this morning because she has several new posts up having what amounts to a very childish internet tantrum about the negative reviews on Amazon about her book and/or hawking it directly from her so the precious snowflake ladies that cannot handle negative emotions or words do not have to read them on Amazon. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Jezebel Women Compete With Men?

by Todd Tomasella from Safeguard Your Soul - The Godly Woman vs JezebelEditor's note: So now he adds 'home wrecking' and 'unmarried withered old maids' to his fright fest of how women not 100% fully submitted to a man will be punished. Why are men in the more extreme reaches of fundagelicalism so threatened by any small amount of power or personal agency possessed by a woman? … [Read more...]

Does the Church Know What Love Really Is?

by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living Liminal "If You are struggling with any area of [this] information it is your problem, not ours. If you feel a breakdown in trust and relationship it is your issue not ours. If you don't seem to be able to give a righteous response to what you believe was said and done then go and seek counsel. You have been ministered to, you have been included, you have been loved." [Emphasis added] … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Oppressive Patriarchy or Good Submission?

by Larry Solomon from Biblical Gender Roles - Are Women Who Want to Submit to and Serve Their Husbands Mentally Ill? (not directly linking to this post)Editor's note: Normal love makes you want to submit to your man? Somehow I don't think that's at all how it works. But Larry doesn't seem to care, he just wants to be worshiped, him and his penis, and he's not able to achieve high enough status on his own merits, he has to put down women to raise himself. … [Read more...]